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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Bethlehem Man Assaults Man Who Refused to Give Him Cigarettes, Cash

Bethlehem Man Assaults Man Who Refused to Give Him Cigarettes, Cash

The suspect allegedly used a broom and a brick after a failed attempt at stabbing the man.
20 Pa. Hospitals Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

20 Pa. Hospitals Affected by Nationwide Data Breach

Hackers traced back to China stole the personal information of about 4.5 million patients who used Community Health Systems hospitals.
Reports: Threats at Sands Casino, Chemical Spill at Dialysis Center, and More

Reports: Threats at Sands Casino, Chemical Spill at Dialysis Center, and More

Police, fire and court news out of Bethlehem on Tuesday.
Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

Bill Would Require Make, Model and Year of Vehicle on Registration

The legislation was suggested by an Easton police officer.
Several Bethlehem Businesses Vandalized

Several Bethlehem Businesses Vandalized

It was unclear if the police had any suspects.
UPDATE: Liberty High School Lockdown Lifted

UPDATE: Liberty High School Lockdown Lifted

After a thorough search of the school, no guns or gunmen were found.
Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Allentown Man Admits Role in Interstate Prostitution Ring

Francisco Torrellas agreed to a 10-year sentence as part of the plea deal.
Cops: Mom Left Baby in Van, Drank in Bar for 5 Hours

Cops: Mom Left Baby in Van, Drank in Bar for 5 Hours

The baby had to be hospitalized after being out in the cold for so long.
Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Allentown Man Charged with Running Prostitution Ring from Jail

Proceeds were deposited into his commissary account at the correctional facility, the indictment alleges.
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in 18-Year-Old Murder Case

Joslyn Bailey was wanted for murder in Massachusetts.
NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

NJ Police Seek Help in Identfying Remains Found in Camden in December

The man's body was found off I-676 near Morgan Boulevard.
Driver Who Hit Pedestrians Sentenced to Prison

Driver Who Hit Pedestrians Sentenced to Prison

Willie L. Brickhouse will serve up to four years in prison.
Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

Tainted Heroin Blamed for Rise in Overdose Deaths in Pa.

At least 22 people have died in the past two weeks.
'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

'Suspicious' Powder Delivered to MetLife-Area Hotels Likely Cornstarch

New Jersey State Police issued a warning Friday afternoon that they are investigating 'several' locations that received suspicious letters and substances.
Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Cops: N.J. Man Wrecks Car in Naked Pa. Crash

Vincent Wade wrecked his car at a Crown Fried Chicken down in Philadelphia.
Stolen Car, Alleged Thief Tracked to Poconos, Police Say

Stolen Car, Alleged Thief Tracked to Poconos, Police Say

Car stolen from E. Broad Street was tracked to Carbon County thanks to owner's iPhone, which had been left inside.
Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

Grand Jury to Probe Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka's Girlfriend's Death

A Lehigh County grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy L. Argentino in Whitehall.
Cop Charged with DUI Accepted for First-Time Offenders Program

Cop Charged with DUI Accepted for First-Time Offenders Program

But Richard M. Hoffman still faces loss of his job for August drunken driving crash.
4th St. Fire Exposed Pot Growing Operation, Police Say

4th St. Fire Exposed Pot Growing Operation, Police Say

Faulty wiring leading to marijuana incubator caused basement fire, police say. 2 men charged.
Armed Robber Empties Registers at Walmart, Police Say

Armed Robber Empties Registers at Walmart, Police Say

Man wearing wig and fake beard brandished gun and ordered employees to the floor, police say.